Westside schools:
Martinez to be ‘triple threat’ at school’s carnival

       A year ago, Washington Elementary Principal Terry Martinez was the star of the school's annual fall carnival, letting himself be a dunk tank “target” to reward students who had met certain reading goals.
       He'll be back for this year's carnival Saturday, Oct. 20 - not just in the dunk tank, but also for the new pie-throwing and tie-pinning contests.
       Going from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 924 W. Pikes Peak Ave., the event is being organized by the school's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) as a PTO fundraiser.
       The principal “will be our main attraction,” joked Melody Collins-Bass, who is both a parent and the school's community liaison. “The PTO has coerced him to expand his opportunities this year.”
       For each try at getting Martinez (or other teachers or administrators) wet, pie-faced or funny-tied, the entrant has to pay $1. Students with perfect attendance at school this year will receive one “Martinez dollar” that they can use at the carnival, Collins said.
       Eating at the McDonald's at 3019 W. Colorado Ave. Friday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. will help Bristol Elementary.
       By arrangement of the Bristol PTA, the fast-food restaurant will donate to the school 20 percent of the payment for all dining room orders (no drive-thru) during that time span.

Westside Pioneer/press releases